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SafeSwimmer™ Float

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Swim Safety Device or the SafeSwimmer™ Float
Swim Safety Device or the SafeSwimmer™ Float
Swim Safety Device or the SafeSwimmer™ Float

noun - SafeSwimmer™ Float (also called the Swim Safety Device or the ISHOF SaferSwimmer™ Float or SaferSwimmer or The Safer Swimmer™ TPU), is a branded, lightweight inflatable waterproof bag that visibly floats behind an open water swimmer. The device is easily pulled along by the swimmer, creates minimal drag, and can hold one’s valuables (e.g., wallet, money, mobile phones, shoes, clothes, towel) as well as be used in emergencies as a flotation device. The Swim Safety Device solves a number of problems. Open water swimmers and triathletes can swim point-to-point and have all these personal items completely dry and safe with them.

Development

The brightly colored device, created by Bruce Wigo, of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010, is easily visible to lifeguards, boaters and others along the shore.

Open Water Swimming Competitions

The float is used at a variety of open water swims including the Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival in Taiwan, the Midmar Mile in South Africa, Lucky's Lake Swim in Lake Cane, Florida, and the Chillswim Coniston in England.

Purpose

The SafeSwimmer™ Float is specifically designed to provide a safety aide for open water swimmers, serving three important functions without hindering performance or hindering your stroke. When considering personal safety and peace of mind for you and those who care about you consider the following advantages of this device:

1) It makes swimmers visible to boaters, jet skis, kite boarders or other potential human hazards while swimming
2) It can be used as a flotation device when swimmers need it in the case of cramps, dizziness or injury and it can also be used to rescue others
3) It can also keep swimmer's stuff safe while swimming or allows them to take along their stuff on one-way swims across rivers or lakes

There are also a few not so obvious uses of the float:

4) Since it keeps items dry inside the dry bag, a swimmer can also use a regular smartphone to track the swim instead of an expensive GPS device or watch
5) During group swims, if faster and slower swimmer tows the float behind them, the group can see the start and end of the pack and can easily navigate the route

The Original Safer Swimmer™ Float

Safe Swimming Without Hindering Performance - "Be Seen and Be Safe". The ISHOF Safer Swimmer™ Float was developed by the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010. The ISHOF Safer Swimmer™ float is specifically designed to provide a safety aide for open water swimmers, serving three important functions without hindering performance or hindering your stroke. When considering personal safety and peace of mind for you and those who care about you consider the following advantages of this device:

1. It makes swimmers visible to boaters, jet skis, kite boarders or other potential human hazards while they are swimming; 2. It can be used as a flotation device when needed in the case of cramps, dizziness or injury and it can also be used to rescue others; 3. It can keep “stuff” safe while swimming and enables swimmers to take along “stuff” on one-way swims across rivers or lakes.

Unlike running, when a swimmer suffers a stroke, heart attack or unconsciousness they sink and disappear below the water.

All proceeds from the sale of this product benefit the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Sizes

The International Swimming Hall of Fame’s SafeSwimmer™ Float comes in two sizes. While both will keep a grown adult buoyant the main differences between the SF-04 and SF-06 are that the SF-06 is able to carry more “stuff” and has a slightly higher profile in the water.

Types

There are two types of materials SafeSwimmer™ Float is made out of: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane). The PVC float is perfectly fine for majority of swimmers. The TPU on the other hand is a heavy duty durable float which will withstand even the worse care. The swimmer will have to try very hard to puncture it.

The Safer Swimmer™ TPU: TPU stands for – Thermoplastic Polyurethane. TPU is a high-performance polyester fabric that is used to make products like flexible fuel tanks, inflatable boats and whitewater rafts. The TPU fabric is a brighter orange and is more durable than the PVC on other products and is recommended for those who use their Safer Swimmer™ regularly or don’t take good care of them after their swim.

Testimonial

A final point to consider. Unlike running, when a swimmer suffers a stroke, heart attack or unconsciousness you sink and disappear below the water. As a recent incident at Christmas Lake in Minnesota demonstrated, when observers saw the SafeSwimmer™ Float not moving, it alerted them in time to revive and save the life a swimmer who otherwise could have been added to the not insignificant number of open water swimmers who have drowned in recent years. Most notably, the great American open water swimmer, Fran Crippen.

Synonyms

Swim Buddies, Swim Buddy, personal float, Swim buoy, tow float, swim safety device, SaferSwimmer, Chillswim Tow-Float, dry bag, Safety float, Swim Safety Device, ISHOF SaferSwimmer™ Float, SaferSwimmer, The Safer Swimmer™ TPU, SSD

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